24 June 2018

Why Is Football Called Soccer In The USA?

As a fan of the Beautiful Game and of the YouTube channel NameExplain, I thought this a very appropriate video to share during the World Cup. The proper name of the game is 'Football' since it is played with a ball, not an oblate spheroid. In honesty, the games played in Canada, Australia, and the US should be called 'ovalball', despite the fact that an oblate spheroid is not a ball, and the feet are seldom used.

(Full disclosure-I am also a fan of Canadian 'football', even if it's ovalball and not truly football.)

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